Monday, April 26, 2010

Fishing Themed Birthday for my Fisherman

If you know my husband at all, you know he loves to fish. If you read this blog enough, you'll soon understand the extent to which he loves to fish. He has such a passion for it, so I am slowly jumping on board (no pun intended)! Part of it involved surprising him with a "Fishing" themed Birthday party last Thursday night! We had friends coming in town for the weekend, so I wanted to do something special for him, just the two of us. I spent the day baking a Fishing cake (my mom's recipe that she made for my sister and I when we were kids - our favorite)! I also bought party decorations, fish candy, and goldfish (a fishy snack). I would say, I was being quite the "Fisherwife". After working hard all day, the Fisherman didn't get home until almost 7:00 (you can imagine, Fisherwife wasn't so happy!) I set up a birthday party table of goodies on the back porch. When he came home, he walked straight to the back porch (looking for deer, birds, bunnies, and the rest of our wildlife friends) and to his surprise he found his birthday party! His face lit up and was SO appreciative! Fisherwife was happy again.

See an upcoming post for our favorite birthday cake recipe!

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Catch!
Fisherman turned "actor" while blowing out his candles....
Delish....All you need is a glass of milk!

Friendship Bread

Clayton's coworker, Frances, is so sweet! She and her fiance will be getting married in October, so whenever I'm up at the job site, we compare wedding notes and I make sure she gets all of my old wedding magazines! I don't know how she works with those boys all day, but she's been such a great friend to Clayton! She was so sweet to pass on a bag of "Friendship Dough" to us!

It's the neatest concept.....when you receive a batch of dough, you are responsible for baking it within 10 days. On the 10th day, you divvy out the dough into four new bags and pass on to four friends! So far, I have given one bag to Emily and one bag to Leigh. I still have two bags at my house, and might just keep them because the Wells are coming to visit this weekend! The bread was so good, I want to whip up a few more loaves for them! They taste amazing and make the house smell SO GOOD! I made one cinnamon loaf and one banana nut loaf, by chopping up bananas and pecans from Clayton's grandmother's farm! Delish!

Here's the link to the story and recipe behind "Friendship Bread"!

Clayton's Birthday Week!

In my family, we grew up celebrating our birthdays all week long! Last week was such a fun week for us in Young Harris, because my sweet Clayton turned 26 on Saturday! This makes me so happy, because I am 6 months older than Clayton. You don't know how many jokes I take for that.... "Man, you really robbed the cradle." "Amy, you are such a cougar." As of April 24, 2010, I do not have to hear one of these ridiculous jokes from him until October 15! Let the peacefulness begin!

Our week was filled with fishing, baking, cooking out, time with friends, and much more! Check out later posts for details....

Monday, April 19, 2010

Welcome Family & Friends!

Yes, I have caved and become an official blogger. For the first time in my entire life, I have time on my hands! It's amazing! Looking back, the past few years have been chaotic...
  • Work hard through high school to get in to a good college.
  • Got in to Auburn.
  • Work hard through college to get a good job.
  • Got the good job.
  • Worked my tail off 9:00-5:00. Drove a long commute.
  • Met a great man, got engaged.
  • Planned a wedding.
  • Started a new job.
  • Moved.
Now, here I am. Working from home, living in Young Harris, GA. What I thought would be impossible (finding joy and finding fun in a one stop light town) has actually proved to be a really good thing. Clayton and I feel like God has given us this life as an opportunity. An opportunity to start a marriage off together with no distractions in a beautiful part of this world. We wouldn't have it any other way!